P6/7 responding well to Google Classroom

I’ve been delighted with how Primary 6/7 have responded to ‘home learning’ during this difficult time. I’ve been able to communicate with every pupil using our Google Classroom forum and we will continue to work in this way for the time being. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all the parents/carers for supporting and encouraging your child to remain positive and to engage in the tasks set. I appreciate it sincerely as working from home and supporting a child with their education is certainly not an easy matter!

Week beginning: Monday 25th May 2020

Maths: We are focusing on percentages this week. We will be moving onto data handling next week and I want to be sure that everybody knows how to find and work out a percentage. This shouldn’t be new learning for any of the children but Monday will serve as a reminder and a revision of previous learning

Literacy: This week, I am shaping the Literacy tasks to tie in with an important period in Aberdeen’s history – The Typhoid Outbreak 1964. I feel there is a lot we can learn. There has never been a time where this learning was more relevant. We will also be writing letters hoping to convince someone famous to feature at our Virtual Achievement Assembly.

Health and Well-being: It’s Sports Week this week at Hazlehead. Alll children are competing to earn points for their House! Primary 7 are working collaboratively with Mr Crowther’s class in creating a PE workout. We’ll see how they get on!

Monday: Numeracy (Percentages);  Literacy (Read and respond) ; Health and Well-being (PE)

Tuesday: Literacy (Comprehension); Numeracy (Percentages); Health and Well-being (Mental Well-being)

Wednesday: Literacy (Spelling); Numeracy (Percentages/Fractions/Decimals)  ; Health and Well-being (Google Meet); Assembly

Thursday: Mathematics (Percentages) ;  Literacy (Writing) ;  Health and Well-being (PE)

Friday:  Mathematics (Problem Solving) ;  (Literacy/IDL) ;  Health ad Well-being (Reflection/ Ethos block)

I look forward to  continuing my communication with you all via Google Classroom. Please let me know if you have any concerns.

Thank you,

Mr Andersen

Lego Robotics and Drone Footage

Manish from BP and John from Computer Xplorers visited school and we had a workshop using Lego Robotics.  We were learning how to program the robots to perform tasks.

At the end of the workshop we were shown a drone being controlled and here is a link to the footage of us.

Drone Footage – Flying Over Hazlehead

Term 3 IDL

Its an exciting time with the Business Moguls in P6/7 as they learn about the World of Business this term.

What does it take to run a business? What kind of businesses are there?  Why do we run businesses?

Could WE run a business….?

Is Mr Andersen going to become Sir Alan and fire some of us….?







First Aid Training

Thank you to the Parent Council who paid for us to have 2.5 hours of First Aid training with Mr Malcolm.

First Aid is a great life skill to have – it helps us be Responsible Citizens and Confident Individuals.

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We had great fun at Hazlehead Wipeout

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“Its A No Money Day” and our Foodbank

We were introduced to the book “Its A No Money Day” at assembly last week.  This is a book about poverty and foodbanks.

We have seen this as a great opportunity to relaunch our school Food Bank – everything donated before Christmas will be taken to Aberdeen Cyrenians for their foodbank.










War Horse

As a class we are currently reading War Horse by Michael Morpurgo.  We are learning about Joey the Horse and his former owner Albert, against the background of the First World War.










More Curling..!

P6 are sad to see their curling sessions coming to and end – a great time was had by everyone, including Fraser’s Mum who had a go.

We would really like to thank to coaches and the Ice Technicians at Curl Aberdeen for helping us having this wonderful experience.

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P6 say Curling’s STILL Cool

We enjoyed Curling so much that we went again.  Did you know that a curling stone weights 22 kg – thats 22 bags of sugar.  There are no “small” or “light” ones available – the ones we played with are exactly the same as the ones you see at the Olympics.  Lots of us showed a lot of courage as we did something we had never done before

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